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Athens Banner-Herald
Fans hope time is right for Georgia as SEC play startsbut I think we can get there, because we’ve got some Junkyard Dawgs.” “I think
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
but I think we can get there, because we’ve got some Junkyard Dawgs.” “I think the trend will change,” said Lee Jackson of Watkinsville, who earned a master’s degree from UGA in 2005 in school counseling. “This will be the year that we will see a... Read more
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Sidney Sun Telegraph
Raymond Allen Tilghman - Service Noticeand sharing memories. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, an
Sidney Sun Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
and sharing memories. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, and sent to Katie O’Shea, 1371 Arizona Bend, Watkinsville, GA 30677. The donations will be presented to the Athens, Georgia Chapter in memory of Raymond Tilghman. You... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Athens area events on Tuesday, Feb. 23bingo. (706) 613-3593. Storytime: 10 and 11 a.m. today and Wednesday, Oconee C
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
bingo. (706) 613-3593. Storytime: 10 and 11 a.m. today and Wednesday, Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Stories, songs, movement and crafts. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee. Celebrating A History: A Black History... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
High school scores (Sept. 18)at Oconee County and will host Madison County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. MADISON C
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
at Oconee County and will host Madison County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. MADISON COUNTY 14, OCONEE COUNTY 4 (five innings): At Watkinsville, Kinley Phillips tossed a six-hitter and Madison County recorded 15 hits in a lopsided Region 8-4A... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterVEHICLE: On Sept. 5, Deputy Stephen Shaffer was dispatched at about 4 a.m. to a
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 8 days ago
VEHICLE: On Sept. 5, Deputy Stephen Shaffer was dispatched at about 4 a.m. to a location on Market Street, Watkinsville, where a pickup was seen parked at a new construction site. The deputy spoke with a 41-year-old Bogart man who... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
High school scores (Sept. 7)to face Athens Christian and Prince Avenue Christian on Saturday in the same to
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 8 days ago
to face Athens Christian and Prince Avenue Christian on Saturday in the same tournament. OCONEE COUNTY 4, ST. PIUS X 0: At Watkinsville, the Warriors improved to 7-3 overall and evened their Region 8-4A record to 2-2 by blanking the visiting Golden... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Six candidates qualify for local State House seats 117, 119each qualified for the District 117 seat. Qualifying for the race ended at 1 p
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 8 days ago
each qualified for the District 117 seat. Qualifying for the race ended at 1 p.m. Friday. Democrat Jonathan Wallace of Watkinsville, and Republicans Tom Lord and Marcus Wiedower, both of Watkinsville, and Steven Strickland of Bishop are vying... Read more
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New Kerala
Scholastic Announces 44 Kid Reporters Selected to Join 2017-18 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps - newkerala news #2721122017-18 members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps are: Ben Jorgensen - R
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
2017-18 members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps are: Ben Jorgensen - Rancho Palos Verdes Victoria Feng - Watkinsville Owen P. W. Osborne - Shreveport* Daniel Crotti Espinoza - Rockville* Maxwell Surprenant - Needham Titus... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Six candidates qualify for local State House seats 117, 119; qualifying ends Fridayfor the District 117 seat. Qualifying opened Wednesday and closes at 1 p.m. Fr
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 9 days ago
for the District 117 seat. Qualifying opened Wednesday and closes at 1 p.m. Friday. Democrat Jonathan Wallace of Watkinsville, and Republicans Tom Lord and Marcus Wiedower, both of Watkinsville, and Steven Strickland of Bishop are vying... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Watkinsville woman victim of phone scamA Watkinsville woman lost $400 from a scam promising her a loan. The victim to
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 9 days ago
A Watkinsville woman lost $400 from a scam promising her a loan. The victim told Athens-Clarke County police that she received a call saying that for $100 she could qualify for a $3,000 loan. She was advised to purchase $400 in Apple iTunes gift... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
ESP’s Camp Hooray in Jackson County damaged by storm; donations, volunteers soughtwater and the caretaker’s home was flooded, which will required new flooring an
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 10 days ago
water and the caretaker’s home was flooded, which will required new flooring and drywall. ESP, the nonprofit based in Watkinsville, provides services for children with special needs in northeast Georgia. Sunday’s event was a family-day... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
UPDATE: Many Athens-area residents left powerless in Irma’s wakeit does take days or weeks because of the large number of outages,” she said.
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
it does take days or weeks because of the large number of outages,” she said. Nearly half of the Walton EMC customers in Watkinsville were without power as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to its outage map. The outlook was much the same across the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
More child sex-assault charges for Athens maintenance manmonth for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl recently was charged again with
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
month for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl recently was charged again with sexually assaulting a second young victim. Watkinsville police initially arrested 38-year-old Kenneth Troy Cobb on Jan. 17 on charges of child molestation and sexual... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Many Athens-area residents left powerless in Irma’s wakeit does take days or weeks because of the large number of outages,” she said.
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
it does take days or weeks because of the large number of outages,” she said. Nearly half of the Walton EMC customers in Watkinsville were without power as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to its outage map. The outlook was much the same across the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Irma expected to reach Athens area Monday morning with high winds, heavy rain, downed treesthe risk when waters overtop a road, said C.J. Worden, director of Oconee Count
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
the risk when waters overtop a road, said C.J. Worden, director of Oconee County’s Emergency Management Agency. In Watkinsville and in places all over the state, emergency responders, school officials and others gathered Sunday for the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Power restoration efforts underway in Athens areaIrma in Athens, Ga., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Ban
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Irma in Athens, Ga., Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald) Wayne Ford/staff The city of Watkinsville recently renovated dugouts for Rocket Field, but Monday’s storm destroyed the new dugouts located off School... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Many awake in Athens area without poweris dealing with nearly 8,500 outages affecting more than 800,000 customers. Ne
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
is dealing with nearly 8,500 outages affecting more than 800,000 customers. Nearly half of the Walton EMC customers in Watkinsville are without power as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to its outage map. The outlook is much the same across the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
UPDATE: Irma brings power outages, fallen trees to Athens areain between Whit Davis Road and the county line. Walton EMC reported wide sprea
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
in between Whit Davis Road and the county line. Walton EMC reported wide spread outages, with more than 3,000 people in Watkinsville, Bogart and surrounding areas were without power as of 4 p.m. on Monday. Jackson EMC also reported that nearly... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
New pediatrician joins Hometown PediatricsGroup, is located off Hog Mountain Road near the Oconee County Civic Center at
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
Group, is located off Hog Mountain Road near the Oconee County Civic Center at 1020 Jamestown Boulevard, Building 200, Watkinsville. To arrange a new patient appointment, call (706) 769-0005. Esho comes to Hometown Pediatrics from Bound Brook,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Calendar week of Dec 3 to 9A Christmas Cabaret” presented by Circle Ensemble Theatre Company: Ashford Mano
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
A Christmas Cabaret” presented by Circle Ensemble Theatre Company: Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast, 5 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville; food from Chops and Hops, desserts from Kumquat Mae, drinks and shopping with Kenneth Kase and Clinique;... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
UGA, Clarke County schools, Athens Tech, others to remain closed Tuesdayas Monday. Athens Technical College, the University of Georgia and the Universi
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
as Monday. Athens Technical College, the University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia, which has a campus in Watkinsville, won’t have classes Tuesday. Several public school systems anticipated making a call around noon on... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Weekly calendar of Athens area events(706) 613-3650. Fandom Film Fest: “The Princess Bride”: 3-5 p.m., Oconee Count
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
(706) 613-3650. Fandom Film Fest: “The Princess Bride”: 3-5 p.m., Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville. Rated PG. For ages 11-18 only. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee. Athens Mothers’ Center meeting: 9:30-11:30 a.m.,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Irma expected to reach Athens area Monday morning with high winds, heavy rain, downed treesthe risk when waters overtop a road, said C.J. Worden, director of Oconee Count
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 13 days ago
the risk when waters overtop a road, said C.J. Worden, director of Oconee County’s Emergency Management Agency. In Watkinsville and in places all over the state, emergency responders, school officials and others gathered for the noon... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee County police blotterstole a weed eater and damaged the starter on his riding lawn mower. GUN MISSI
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 14 days ago
stole a weed eater and damaged the starter on his riding lawn mower. GUN MISSING: On Aug. 30, a resident of Phinizy Court, Watkinsville, reported that his Springfield .45-caliber pistol is missing from his vehicle. GUN FOUND: On Aug. 31, a... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Heavy rain, high winds forecast when Irma reaches north GeorgiaStation. Hurricane Irma’s path had shifted to the west and would likely take t
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Station. Hurricane Irma’s path had shifted to the west and would likely take the storm toward Alabama and away from Watkinsville and Athens as it made its way up from Florida. “It looks a little bit better for us,” said Oconee County... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Athens area events on Thursday, Jan. 7Oconee County Executive Board Meeting: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oconee Chamber
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Oconee County Executive Board Meeting: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oconee Chamber of Commerce, 55 Nancy Drive, Watkinsville. The Executive Board meets the 1st Thursday of every month. www.oconee.chamberofcommerce.me. Young Professionals Network... Read more
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ajc.com
A lawyer with 121 Thornton Dial drawings — and why he’s in hot waterfor years. Nearly a decade ago, however, Dial works belonging to Arnett began
ajc.com / Posted 15 days ago
for years. Nearly a decade ago, however, Dial works belonging to Arnett began stacking up by the dozens in Coulter’s Watkinsville law office. Coulter claims he and Arnett had an agreement regarding the art; Arnett says they didn’t. The... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Election date set for open House seatsand whoever wins this November’s special election will also face another electi
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 15 days ago
and whoever wins this November’s special election will also face another election in 2018. Williams, a Republican from Watkinsville, resigned from the state Legislature to become executive director of the Georgia Forestry... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Get ready for tugging and mud at Camp HoorayExtra Special People of Watkinsville will hold its third annual Big Trail &Tug
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Extra Special People of Watkinsville will hold its third annual Big Trail &Tug event on Sept. 17 at Camp Hooray in Jefferson. The Big Trail and Tug is a family event featuring food, games, a 5-K trail run, family Mud Run and tug-of-war competition.... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
UGA roundup: Georgia soccer falls to No. 8 Clemson in front of record crowdfourth scorer on Saturday was a first timer as a scorer in the red and black. R
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 19 days ago
fourth scorer on Saturday was a first timer as a scorer in the red and black. Redshirt freshman Michael Hans, a Watkinsville, Ga., native, finished fourth after registering a time of 15:39.66. Redshirt sophomore Tyler Jones also scored... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Calendar week of Oct 8 to 14(706) 340-9181 or www.roseofathens.org. MONDAY OCT 8 Holy Yoga Athens, Mars H
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 19 days ago
(706) 340-9181 or www.roseofathens.org. MONDAY OCT 8 Holy Yoga Athens, Mars Hill Baptist Church, 2661 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville; www.holyyogaofathensga.com: • Holy yoga levels 1-2: 9-10 a.m. today and Wednesday; fundamental postures in an... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
High school roundup (Aug. 31)Stephens County on Tuesday at Stephens County and will play at 6 p.m. Thursday
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Stephens County on Tuesday at Stephens County and will play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Athens Academy. OCONEE COUNTY SPLITS: At Watkinsville, Oconee County defeated Clarke Central (25-21, 25-16) and lost to Gainesville (13-25, 25-22, 11-25) and is now... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Prep roundup4-9 in Region 8-AAAAA. Clarke Central will host Loganville at 8:30 p.m. Friday
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 23 days ago
4-9 in Region 8-AAAAA. Clarke Central will host Loganville at 8:30 p.m. Friday. MORGAN COUNTY 82, OCONEE COUNTY 33: At Watkinsville, the Warriors fell to 6-15 overall and 3-6 in Region 8-AAA with a league loss to the Bulldogs, ranked No. 4 in... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Man hospitalized after 3-vehicle wreck on Epps BridgeA Watkinsville man was transported to an Athens hospital Thursday following a t
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 23 days ago
A Watkinsville man was transported to an Athens hospital Thursday following a three-vehicle wreck on Epps Bridge Parkway, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The wreck occurred shortly before 10 a.m. when a Honda Accord traveling east in the... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Award-winning St. Mary’s volunteer holds record for longest serviceSt. Mary’s for 41 years and serves as the executive assistant for nursing. One
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 23 days ago
St. Mary’s for 41 years and serves as the executive assistant for nursing. One of Jones’ sons, Phil Smith, who lives in Watkinsville, is Region Director of Supply Chain Management for St. Mary’s and has worked at the health care system for 22... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Donations for Harvey victims pour in at Oconee County Sheriff’s Office2008. Berry and Chief Deputy Lee Weems kickstarted the donation effort and rec
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 23 days ago
2008. Berry and Chief Deputy Lee Weems kickstarted the donation effort and recruited the assistance of LAD Truck Lines of Watkinsville to transport the donations to Texas. Enough money was raised to pay for the transportation costs. But LAD... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Wiedower announces bid for House District 119 seata judge in the Western Judicial Circuit. Announced candidates for the District
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 23 days ago
a judge in the Western Judicial Circuit. Announced candidates for the District 117 seat in the state Legislature include Watkinsville lawyer Doug McKillip, who had held the seat before Quick; Houston Gaines of Athens, a graduate of Athens Academy... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Red Cross, Oconee sheriff, rock band, and UGA students all helping Harvey victimsnon-canned food items and toiletries. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said h
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 24 days ago
non-canned food items and toiletries. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said his office reached out to LAD Trucking in Watkinsville with assistance from Power Building Supplies to have a load of donated supplies shipped to Texas. The truck will... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee may demolish infamous old jailthe old jail, now in disuse. The building is adjacent to the courthouse at the
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 24 days ago
the old jail, now in disuse. The building is adjacent to the courthouse at the corner of North Third and Water streets in Watkinsville. Only one commissioner, Bubber Wilkes, voiced any misgivings about doing away with the old jail during a recent... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Weekly calendar of events around AthensThe Classic Center, 300 N.Thomas St., Athens. Lego Club: 4 p.m., Oconee County
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 25 days ago
The Classic Center, 300 N.Thomas St., Athens. Lego Club: 4 p.m., Oconee County Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville. Family Paint Night: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Winterville Library, 115 Marigold Lane, Winterville. From AIDS to Zika –... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Funeral home owner Tom Lord to seek House District 119 seatand your vote in this new endeavor.” The candidates for Quick’s House District
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 25 days ago
and your vote in this new endeavor.” The candidates for Quick’s House District 117 seat in the state Legislature include Watkinsville lawyer Doug McKillip, who had held the seat before Quick; Houston Gaines of Athens, a graduate of Athens Academy... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Williams to lead Georgia Forestry CommissionState Rep. Chuck Williams of Watkinsville will become the next director of the
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 26 days ago
State Rep. Chuck Williams of Watkinsville will become the next director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment Monday. Williams’ appointment means Clarke and Oconee County voters will be picking two new state... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
High school roundup (Aug. 24)at noon on Saturday. Cedar Shoals (3-2) will host Griffin at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 29 days ago
at noon on Saturday. Cedar Shoals (3-2) will host Griffin at 4 p.m. Saturday. STEPHENS COUNTY 11, OCONEE COUNTY 1: At Watkinsville, the Warriors lost for just the second time this season and saw its Region 8-4A record even at 1-1. Oconee... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Athens lawyer and legislator Quick appointed to judgeship; three seeking her seatin 2002, announced in April that he would step down July 31. The candidates fo
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 29 days ago
in 2002, announced in April that he would step down July 31. The candidates for Quick’s seat in the Legislature include Watkinsville lawyer Doug McKillip, who had held the seat before Quick, but was ousted by voters in 2012 when he switched... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
5 authors scheduled to read Saturday at 5 Point coffee shopsales to the associations’s mission of “Writers Helping Writers.” The authors
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 30 days ago
sales to the associations’s mission of “Writers Helping Writers.” The authors scheduled to read are Dana Wildsmith of Bethlehem, Gail Karwoski of Watkinsville, Sheila S. Hudson of Athens, Bob Babcock of Athens and Cappy Hall Rearick of Saluda,... Read more

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